Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphone

However, interestingly the talks may simply be to do with Qualcomm supplying Samsung with the chips for its Galaxy S9 flagship.

That amounts to around £240 per handset, which is about £33 ($43) more expensive than last year's Samsung Galaxy S7.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 releases with a 5.8 inched display, while the larger smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes out with a 6.2 inched display.

However, during the teardown, IHS noticed that this reduction in thickness - to make single-handed use easier - plus the drastic reduction in screen bezel, may have stopped the phone from being even better. Android security fixes are also included in the software upgrade.

Canadians using Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can also speak the same language as their USA counterparts on Sprint, with the two devices' update to Android 7.0 Nougat now ready to download in the region. Samsung Galaxy S7 on Cellular should receive the firmware with build number G930R4TYU4BQC5 while the S7 Edge units are getting the G935R4TYU4BQC5 update, Sam Mobile reported. Samsung may resort to Android or patch updates as before on the current flagships.

Samsung has adopted Google Play Music as the default music player on its new smartphones.

The company also polled 1,051 smartphone owners online in April and the results led to a prediction that the Galaxy S8 will be a hit.

This processor is the Snapdragon 835, which mounts the entire new high-end Samsung, but apparently there have been a lot of rumors about which processor will be used for Galaxy S9 and who would manufacture it.

This makes the Galaxy S8's SIM-free $720 more forgiveable, especially when it's considered that this $307.50 cost doesn't include transportation, shipping, support and marketing charges.

US Cellular is offering Android Nougat 7.0.0, but this version is already out of date because Nougat 7.1.2 was released on April. 7.